Thursday, October 27, 2011

Oh swimming!

Miss Carol definitely earned her pay today. Smith had his first full swim lesson. Usually he splits the 30 minute instruction time with his sister but today it was all Smith. It would be about three minutes of solid screaming and then Miss Carol does a little game or finger song and Smith would calm down. She is teaching him to " bubble down" and learn to go underwater. He would be screaming and you would hear her say "bubble down" and he would stop screaming and do what he was supposed to do (go underwater blow bubbles out nose, come up and take a breath) and then the screaming would immediately start again. Afterwards Ms Carol gave him some bear cookies and I was using positive self talk with him while he was doing his sobbing breaths and he would repeat "fun at swim". He is great at repeating what I say but in between our self talk he would say " like the cookies" and "I nakey". So really the only part of this costly swim lesson he remotely enjoyed was it ending, being naked, and eating cookies!

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